The parade of slayings and obscene statistics have finally yanked our attention to the crime of racism in America. Eyes open, horrified and heartbroken, we march and protest. "Black Lives Matter!" chant Whites and Blacks together, coming together to rise up and defeat the oppressor, or at least get him to put a camera on.
Several months ago, during a formal conversation on healing racism, a zen teacher--Kodo Sensei, the first Black woman to receive dharma transmission, asked a question that sounded to me like "What's in it for White People?" The question spun itself around in my guts like a sharply angled koan.
For one thing, White people want